2 boys dead after crash in Lindenhurst


Two boys were killed when a car hit a tree July 5 in Lindenhurst, police said.

The crash happened about 11:37 p.m. in the 1700 block of Grand Avenue.

The boys, ages 16 and 11, were brothers, according to police. They lived in Zion.

Two 20-year-old men – one from Zion and one from Beach Park – were hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.

Identification was being withheld until family members were notified, authorities said.

The vehicle caught fire and the four people were trapped inside. The boys died at the scene, authorities said.

Lindenhurst police and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team are investigating. Officials are asking anyone with information about the crash to call police at 847-356-5400.

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